University of Edinburgh

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World University Rankings 2018
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Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH8 9YL, United Kingdom

Geology

In Geology you will study our planet's evolution, understanding how it first formed, how it has changed over billions of years, and predicting what it will be like in the future. You will develop and apply key scientific and transferable skills to answer fundamental questions in earth science such as: Why is our planet able to sustain life? How does the Earth's interior work, and how do processes affect the surface? How can we sustainably manage earth resources? Can we predict and mitigate the effects of global climate change? Can natural hazards such as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions be predicted? You will develop key geological skills and cover core topics in modern geology. A strong emphasis is placed on fieldwork, with residential trips, which have in recent years included: the Lake District, various localities in north-west Scotland, Spain, Cyprus, as well as numerous one-day trips throughout. You will also develop a range of transferable skills, including report writing, oral presentations, data analysis and interpretation, critical thinking, group working and, as the programme progresses, the ability to work independently and manage project work. This five-year programme follows the BSc Geology programme until the end of Year 4. In Year 5 you will develop your analytical skills and a higher level of understanding of the Earth system.

  • Qualification
    Master of Earth Sciences/MEarthSci
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    5 years
  • Start date
    2018-09-01
  • Location
    Central area campus,Edinburgh
  • Fees & Finances
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • EU Year 1 £1,820
  • Scotland Year 1 £1,820
  • International Year 1 £24,600
  • Qualification
    Master of Earth Sciences/MEarthSci
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    5 years
  • Start date
    2019-09-01
  • Location
    Central area campus,Edinburgh
  • Fees & Finances
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • EU Year 1 £1,820
  • Scotland Year 1 £1,820
  • International Whole course £26,000